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Air India expects surge in demand post gadgets ban on flights from Muslim nations

The ban by the US and the UK on carrying certain electronic gadgets in cabin baggage on flights from some Islamic countries may come as a boon for national carrier Air India.

More compensation for flight delays, lost baggage: How air travellers will benefit

More compensation for flight delays, lost baggage: How air travellers will benefit

The Bill seeks to empower the central government to revise the limits of liability for airlines and compensation as per the Montreal Convention.

Good news for air travellers! Parliament passes bill to hike compensation in case of death, injury, lost baggage

Good news for air travellers! Parliament passes bill to hike compensation in case of death, injury, lost baggage

Once the bill gets the nod of the President and becomes an Act, the law would require Indian carriers to pay compensation amount that is equivalent to the rates paid by their global counterparts.

Now, handcuffs for domestic airlines to restrain unruly flyers

Now, handcuffs for domestic airlines to restrain unruly flyers

Indian carriers will now start carrying plastic handcuffs, called arresters, to restrain unruly passengers.


Domestic air traffic grows by 14% in September

The seat occupancy across airlines, however, clocked lower than August 2015 due to the end of tourists season, DGCA said.

Abolish international flying norms for domestic airlines:CAPA

At present, an Indian carriers is allowed to fly overseas only when it has completed five years of domestic operations and have a minimum of 20 aircraft fleet.

India's aviation safety rating upgraded by US regulator

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded India's aviation safety rating, paving the way for the domestic airlines to expand in the US skies.

Spicejet announces another round of promotional fare at Rs 699

The sale is applicable for bookings made between 29th September 2014 and 1st October 2014.

SpiceJet starts promotional travel scheme at Rs 699

The airline said the sale is for travel between Jan 16-Oct 24, 2015.

SpiceJet announces tickets for Rs 599, Rs 1999 till Sept 10

SpiceJet on Saturday launched two new slabs of competitive basic airfare rates, as other Indian carriers extended dates for booking low cost tickets over the past few days.

Tata-SIA plans to launch flights from Sept 1

Start-up carrier Tata-SIA Airlines plans to launch its flights from September one this year with Delhi as its hub and proposes to operate to 87 cities in the first year.

DGCA to consult carrier chiefs on operational issues

In a bid to enhance efficiency, DGCA would consult chiefs of all Indian carriers later this week for suggestions on a range of operational issues, including granting and renewal of pilots licences and route checks.

Over-taxation restraining high growth in aviation sector

The high growth in Indian aviation market, which would in future be triggered by regional operations, was being restrained by over-taxation and lack of infrastructure in smaller cities, a recent study has shown.

Indian carriers flying abroad: Consultations begin on criteria

As per the prevailing norms, an Indian carrier can qualify to operate international services only after it has flown domestically for five years and has 20 aircraft.

Chidambaram favours easing rules for airlines to fly abroad

Finance Minister P Chidambaram has supported Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's suggestion on doing away with a rule that bars Indian carriers from flying abroad unless they complete five years of service and own a 20-aircraft fleet.

Govt may soon do away with overseas flying rules of aircraft

Government may soon do away with the rule that allows an Indian carrier to fly overseas only after it has flown within the country for five years and has a 20-aircraft fleet, with officials saying there was no justification for such norms to continue now.

DGCA to look into tariff structure of Indian carriers

DGCA would look into the tariff structure of Indian airlines in view of the wide range of the base prices of air tickets, after the Supreme Court observed that the price bands were too wide and directed it to examine the matter.

Tumultuous year for Indian aviation

To provide some succour to the ailing Indian carriers, the government came up with some pro-industry policies like allowing foreign airlines to invest in their Indian counterparts, but to no avail.

'FDI won't come to Indian aviation till high costs prevail'

Foreign airlines would not pick up stake in cash-strapped Indian carriers till steps are taken to stem the high costs of aviation operations in India, IATA chief Tony Tyler has said.

Govt may relax rules to allow Indian carrier to fly abroad

Government is considering diluting provisions to allow an Indian carrier to fly abroad but may want a new airline company to disclose its financial strength and possession of adequate liquidity to cover high operational costs, official sources said Wednesday.